Nothing like a little shameless racial demagoguery. We’ve come so far since Rosa Parks, huh?
The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate on Wednesday accused Republicans of making attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch “sit in the back of the bus.”
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) ripped Republicans for holding up a confirmation vote on Lynch, who would be the first black female attorney general.
“The Republican majority leader announced… that he was going to hold this nomination of Loretta Lynch until the bill which is pending before the Senate passes, whenever that may be,” Durbin said. “And so Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman nominated to be attorney general, is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar. That is unfair. It’s unjust.”
Durbin was referencing Rosa Parks, an African-American civil rights activist who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus.
Yeah, and it was Democrats that fought Parks. Of course the reason she won’t get a vote is because of fanatical pro-death Democrats.
Democrats are blocking that legislation because it includes the Hyde Amendment, which blocks federal funding for abortion.
McConnell said Tuesday that Lynch will get a vote, it’s just a matter of when the Senate passes the human trafficking bill.
Durbin suggested that Republicans are using the vote to “target” Lynch.
“Why has the Senate Republican leadership decided to target this good woman and to stop her from serving as the first African-American attorney general of the United States of America?” Durbin said. “There is no good reason.”
What a pathetic hack.